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Montana meeting aims to build understanding with tribal governments

Posted at 8:35 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 22:35:41-05

HELENA — The Governor's Office is holding its annual training which is meant to provide the skills and knowledge needed to more effectively work with tribal governments.

This year had the largest number of attendees, which includes state agencies, advocates, nonprofits, and businesses, with well over 400 people taking part.

The yearly training featured a fashion show and keynote by Carol Mason of the Blackfeet Tribe, as well as a government policy panels workshop and more.

State Director of Indian Affairs Jason Smith says the event also serves as a way to share stories and build mutual understanding.

"That’s really giving you more of the information to build a friendship. With a friendship it’s easier to do more business together," said Jason Smith the State director for Indian Affairs.

You can visit the Montana Governor's Office of Indian Affairs for more information on the yearly training session.